Swiss cleantech SMEs in demand
Spain had previously issued a major call for bids for the expansion of renewable energies, in which small and medium-sized companies were among the successful applicants, in 2016.
In 2013 Spain's market for renewable energies virtually came to a standstill as the result of a nationally stipulated feed-in price that created an enormous deficit, but it has now been given a new lease of life with the shift to public calls for tender under competitive criteria.
The tender process planned for 2017 is directed at companies operating in the areas of wind power, photovoltaics, biomass and biogas.
Spain is viewed as a pioneer in renewable energies
Renewable energies account for around 41% of Spanish power generation, which is above the EU average. The percentage of gross final energy consumption from renewable energies was previously around 16.2%, which again puts Spain slightly above the EU average of 16%. This proportion is set to increase to 20% by 2020.